On Tuesday, Oct. 3rd Bill didn’t have to go to work but was still up with Gibbs around 6. I heard him (in the foggy state of wastefulness) say to Gibbs “let’s go out and then come back to bed”. Gibbs came up but Bill stretched out in his recliner. I could hear him. 😊 I managed to drop off a few times before getting up around 7:15 and joining him downstairs.
I didn’t have to clean but did have to go to M’s to start painting as early as possible. Here is the confusing part of our morning. We learned last night that Bill is going back up to the Orillia area with Billy to build a shed. They would leave in the morning (Wednesday) and stay until Friday, hopefully with it finished. Our truck ‘may’ or ‘may not’ be ready to come home today. Bill would catch a ride with Billy so we would not need 2 vehicles starting tomorrow.
|Soon, they'll be on the ground so|
I'll continue to take pictures
We decided to take the rental Ram back to Listowel after I returned home from work at noon. Dave from Car Star called to say it ‘might’ be later today or at least tomorrow that we could pick Black Beauty up. Hmmm, more thinking. If it wasn’t until Wednesday, I’d have to find someone to go with me to pick her up. Okay, I’m sure I could find someone. After I left for work, Bill met with Gerry and did a few things that he needed taken care of and that filled his morning. 😊
I began painting at 9 am, working in the shaded area, it went pretty well. Up and down the ladder, putting on a primer/base coat first. My grief was that he’d bought the small foam rollers (I preferred small to get in the steel ridges) and I went through 4 of them in two days. They literally fell apart on the roller! Grrr. I managed to get the primer done and although it isn’t a perfect cover, the white overcoat would finish it off just fine
Back home at noon, I badly needed a shower before anything else, it was already a ‘beating-down’ 30C/88F. Boy, did I feel better after that semi-cool wash! The good (??) news is that I have to do it all over again tomorrow. Dave called back and said we could come and get the truck. Yay! That put all the confusion behind us and things started falling into place.
|Black Beauty was all cleaned up and waiting|
We left at 1:45, dropped off the Ram and then to Mount Forest to pick up Black Beauty. Our deductible is low of which we are pleased. We paid it, the insurance company paid the $13,099 balance. ♥ Bill carried on home to find that the Montana had been picked up. Gayle had texted me so we knew our paths would not likely pass today.
|Bill is happy the wait is over. 💖|
I stopped in town for more 4” paint rollers, this time – good ones, not foam, some bread and a few greeting cards before I drove home. It is great to have us all at home on the Ridge again. Bill called our insurance company to put paperwork in motion for Ptooties to go into hibernation for the winter so that is another thing off the list. 😉
For supper, we had hot roast pork sandwiches, fried potatoes and vegetables with the last of the pie for dessert. That emptied 4 containers from the fridge, always a good feeling. This ended up to be a better day than we first thought it would be with some decisions hanging. We cleaned up dishes, Bill made his lunch, packed some drinks and clothes, sleeping bag and pillow for 3 days. ☹ He’ll be missed around here but we’ll manage.
I feel peaceful that more things have been taken care of. Black Beauty is clean and very happy to be home. We can tell. ♥
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